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Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility

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Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility: F.S. 944.47

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Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility- If a person attempts to introduce into any state correctional institution, or to take or send from the state correctional institution, any contraband, you will be guilty of either a second degree or third-degree felony. The type of contraband determines whether the felony is considered a second degree or third degree and will affect what type of punishment may be given.

If the contraband is an intoxicating beverage or beverage which causes or may cause an intoxicating effect; a controlled substance, or any prescription or nonprescription drug having a hypnotic, stimulating, or depressing effect; or a firearm or weapon of any kind or any explosive substance, then you will be guilty of a second-degree felony and may be punished by imprisonment of up to 5 years, and/or fines of up to $5,000.

If the contraband is a written or recorded communication or any currency or coin; an article of food or clothing; or a cell phone or other portable communication device such as a portable two-way pager, hand-held radio, Blackberry-type device, PDA, laptop, or any components of these devices which are intended to be used to assemble such devices, then you will be guilty of a third-degree felony and may be punished by imprisonment of up to 5 years, and/or fines of up to $5,000.

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